About Rajarajeshwari Temple
Located in Vemulawada popularly known as Benaras of South India, the temple attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the country. The Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple is a fine example of communal harmony where both Hindus and Muslims offer obeisance to Lord Siva and Allah. Built by Chaluka Kings between the 750 A.D. & 975 A.D., the complex houses several temples dedicated to deities like Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Goddess Lakshmi, Ganapathy and Lord Padmanabha Swamy. Another interesting temple is dedicated to Lord Bhimeshwara. There are a number of open galleries in the complex that are worth seeing; especially the Mirror gallery (Addala Mantapa) and a corridor with a number of Shiva idols. The tank at the temple, called Dhrama Kundam, by itself is a place of tourist interest since its believed that the water has curative properties. Pilgrims first bathe in this tank & then proceed for darshan.
Free boarding and lodging is provided to the students. Besides, the temple
also offers donations for other small temples. On the Sivaratri day, a record
three to four lakh pilgrims throng the sacred temple at Vemulawada. Special
poojas and darshans are held to mark the festivity. Mahalingarchana is performed
by about hundred archakas.
How to reach Rajarajeshwari Temple:
- Bus: Vemulawada is located 38 kms from Karimnagar. Direct A/c and non A/c
Buses available from Hyderabad.